Wilderness Warriors Internship!

Wilderness Warriors Internship!

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Project Description: This program is for interns ages 15-20 are introduced to the human, natural and economic benefits of wildlands through direct explorations (hiking, camping, backpacking) and personal discovery in the deserts, mountains and canyons in Southeast Arizona  and with such people as The Wilderness Society staff, local politicians, and land management experts and public lands stakeholders. 

In partnership with The Wilderness Society, youth gain knowledge and understanding of the management and protection of natural and cultural resources and experience the challenges and successes of wilderness advocacy, policy, and protection. Participants can expect to share their ideas and perceptions in matters of land and water conservation and community stewardship. The final products for this Internship will be to develop a youth-driven, media announcement (video, podcast, etc.) that advocates for wilderness protection and access.

Adventure and Learning: Interns earn $150 

Internship Dates: November 2018 – April 2019 ( 5-months)

Final Showcase: Saturday, April 27, 9AM-Noon

Wilderness Warriors Internship Fall18- Spring19 Schedule

MonthDate ACTIVITYActivity Locations
November Sat 11/17/18 10AM-4PMField Trip and OrientationITE - Urban Field Station & Tucson Mountains
December Wed 12/5/18 4PM-6PMWild-ness: why wild is importantITE - Urban Field Station
Sat 12/15/18 9AM-3PMExploring the Pusch Ridge WildernessSanta Catalina Mountains
January Sat 1/19/19 9AM-3:00PMExploring Ironwood National MonumentAvra Valley
Wed 1/30/19 4PM-6PMPeople and PolicyITE- Urban Field Station
February Sat-Sun 2/16-17/19 Camping overnightNational Forest
Wed 3/6/19 4PM-6:30PMTour of AZPM & Backpacking PrepBegin: ITE End: ITE
March Fri-Sun 3/8-10/19 3-day BackpackingSaguaro NP - Rincon Wilderness
Wed 3/27/19 4PM-6PMHi Tech Tools for ConservationITE - Urban Field Station
AprilTue 4/9/19 4PM-6PMMulti-media and message developmentMeet at ITE and go Tumamoc Hill
Tue 4/16/19 4PM-6PMMulti-media and message developmentITE- Urban Field Station
Sat 4/27/19 8AM-1PMPublic Presentations TBD

 Wilderness Warriors AV Department

David Cervantes

Madison Birchard Final

Terra Gomez Final

Izaiah Provencio Final

Jacob Cooper Final

Diego Gray Final

Miguel Ceballos

Isaiah Haley